Since Bob the dishwasher/salad prep guy can’t read a recipe (6 cups of sugar instead of 6 tablespoons or 3 tablespoons of salt instead of 3 teaspoons) The Manager decided to change some menu items for the winter while he is away. One change is the strawberry shortcake. It used to be served on a biscuit with strawberries and whipped cream, now it’s served on pre-baked pound cake. I tried some and I think the pound cake is better.
A few nights ago a woman ordered the strawberry shortcake and when I brought it out she complained that she expected it to be on a biscuit with fresh strawberries. I explained that we had to change the item, but we hadn’t changed the wording on the menu yet. She got all shifty eyed on me and said she wanted fresh strawberries. In Wyoming, fresh strawberries are about as elusive as jackalope…you’ve heard they exist, but you’ve never seen one for yourself.
When I told her we didn’t have fresh strawberries, she snapped, “I can’t possibly eat this and I’m not going to pay for it.” I thought, ‘Oh yes you can, especially if I hold the back of your head, and one way or another, you will pay for it.” Fact was, she had already eaten half of it and it is an extremely rich dessert, designed to be shared.
NEVER in my life have I eaten half of something, then refused to pay for it. People just can’t stop making my mouth fall open. For the record, she did pay half price for the shortcake and I took the remainder away from her, since I was pretty sure she could find a way to eat the rest of it for free. Dumbass.